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OK, so this will be my first build, and I decided to go with an mATX form factor. This PC is intended to do some light gaming (low/med graphics), word-processing and a tiny little bit of video editing. Here's what I've got so far:

CPU: Phenom II X2 555 (Will try to unlock it to a Quad-Core)
GPU: Palit GeForce GT440 1GB
Cooling: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro REV2
OS: Win7 Home Premium 64-bit
HDD: Samsung SpinPoint HD103SJ F3 1TB
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600V2 80+ Certified
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H AM3 mATX
Case: Cooler Master Elite 342 mATX (Black)
RAM: Kingston DDR3-1333 2GB i5 Memory Module CL9 (Single Channel)
Wireless Card: TP-Link 300Mbps Wireless-N Adapter PCI
Cost: ~£450
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Is £450 the highest you can go?

Also would u sway to a intel rig?

Thats what you could have for £100 less I know its missing the wireless card e.c.t but still

Edited by ryanbob1234 - 6/12/11 at 10:25am
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You will be wasting any performance potential with single channel, it may cause a bottleneck on certain things you might do with this rig, including gaming and most especially video editing, perhaps even light. Spend on any dual channel kit, the likelihood is it costs only $10 more (and the single channel kit is >$20 to begin with).
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Is £450 the highest you can go?

Also would u sway to a intel rig?

Thats what you could have for £100 less I know its missing the wireless card e.c.t but still
I was thinking about an Intel rig, but I wanted to try out AMD because I've only had Intel rigs in the past. It's a pretty cheap rig, coming in at £462 now that I've sorted a wireless card and optical drive. Full rig info with prices below:


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You will be wasting any performance potential with single channel, it may cause a bottleneck on certain things you might do with this rig, including gaming and most especially video editing, perhaps even light. Spend on any dual channel kit, the likelihood is it costs only $10 more (and the single channel kit is >$20 to begin with).
this^^and also try to get the gma or the newer usb3 if possible. i think the usb3 is the way to go.forgot to add the gma has 140w support.
Edited by toyz72 - 6/13/11 at 8:25am
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this^^and also try to get the gma or the newer usb3 if possible. i think the usb3 is the way to go.forgot to add the gma has 140w support.
USB2 is fine for me, and I'll probably upgrade to Dual Channel after a while once I actually get into design and video editing work. For the moment though, single channel RAM is fine.
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